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Kentucky sues Cardinal Health over opioids

Kentucky sues Cardinal Health over opioids”

Kentucky's attorney general has filed another lawsuit against a pharmaceutical distributor linked to a pipeline inundating the state with highly addictive opioid painkillers.

Eastern Kentucky is one area Beshear's office is focusing one.

Beshear accuses Cardinal Health of profiting off Kentuckians addicted to prescription opioids while not reporting "suspiciously" large prescription opioid shipments to state and federal agencies. "But a better future is possible". We don't have half of the prevention and recovery efforts that we need.

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The Ohio-based drug company is the latest national distributor of pain pills facing a lawsuit from Attorney General Andy Beshear. The companies that made billions have a duty to help us create a future. The first suit was filed in November 2017 against Endo Pharmaceuticals and Endo Health Solutions for violating state law and directly contributing to state opioid related deaths and overdoes from its drug Opana.

Cardinal has denied similar complaints in other lawsuits, which according to its quarterly earnings report earlier this month now total almost 350 - including 10 class-action suits.

Cardinal Health is being sued for contributing to Kentucky's opioid epidemic that claimed more than 14-hundred lives previous year.

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